On Saturday, the Miss American Organization issued the following statement from Nina Davuluri on its Facebook page.
"On Thursday, a student invited me to prom and gave me a flower while I was giving a presentation in York, Pennsylvania.
"I was flattered by the gesture although I am unfortunately unable to attend due to my travel schedule. I later learned of the disciplinary action taken and reached out to the school in hopes that they will reconsider their decision.
"Meeting and interacting with students across the country has been an important and rewarding part of my year as Miss America. I always encourage students to follow their dreams through education, and I'm inspired daily by the enthusiasm and aspirations of the bright young adults I have the pleasure of meeting through my travels."